Fun For All
Museums & Historic Spots
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art- Auburn
(334) 844-1484 • www.jcsm.auburn.edu
Located at the entry to Auburn University’s main campus, this museum consists of six changing galleries, a gift shop, outdoor sculptures, landscaped walking paths, and more. It contains a collection of approximately 2,500 works of art, ranging from traditional to contemporary.
Auburn University Museum of Natural History
(334) 844-9127 • www.aumnh.org
Members of the public interested in visiting this museum for a tour and learning about Alabama’s rich biodiversity can do so on the first Wednesday of each month at 5:00 p.m.
Pioneer Park- Loachapoka
This outdoor museum, maintained by the Lee County Historical Society, contains historical structures such as the Old Trade Center, the Blacksmith Shop, the Loachapoka Gin Office, and a reconstruction of the Loachapoka Jail.
Museum of East Alabama- Opelika
(334) 749-2751 • www.eastalabama.org
This museum first opened its doors in August 1989, and now houses over 5,000 local, state, and general history artifacts.
Jonathan B. Lovelace Museum & Hall of Honor- Auburn
This museum offers visitors a walk through Auburn Athletics’ history and features 17 sports cases highlighting each sport at Auburn, as well as a “Celebration Area” and a mosaic made up of pictures of every Auburn student-athlete who has competed for Auburn over the past six years.
Auburn Area Community Theatre (AACT)
(334) 246-1084 • www.auburnact.org
AACT offers two full-length children and youth shows annually, as well as performances for adults throughout the year.
The Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center
at Auburn University
(334) 844-8497 • www.goguecenter.auburn.edu
The Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center at Auburn University provides space for at least 1,200 guests to enjoy musical performances, theatre productions, and more.
Telfair Peet Theatre – Auburn
(334) 844-4758 • www.cla.auburn.edu/theatre
Auburn University’s Telfair Peet Theatre offers performances year-round, including five stage productions, summer dinner theatres, and an annual autumn haunting.
Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center – Auburn
(334) 501-2947 • www.auburnalabama.org/parks/facilities
The local center offers various performances, concerts, lectures, classes, and other events year round.
Opelika Center for the Performing Arts – Opelika
This 1,100-seat hall has hosted twenty-two international orchestras, including The National Symphony Orchestra and the Alabama Symphony, fifty nationally touring Broadway productions, nine performances of the New York City Opera National Company, twenty-one major ballet and dance companies, and twenty-one jazz celebrities and popular entertainers.
Southside Center for the Arts – Opelika
This historic 300-seat auditorium hosts performing and visual arts events, lectures, arts education activities, and more.
Opelika Theatre Company – Opelika
(334) 663-2593 • www.opelikatheatrecompany.com
Founded in August 2015, this group was created out of need for a community theatre to support the talent in the Opelika area. The Opelika Theatre Company produces several shows each year and participates in special community events.
Entertainment and Attractions
Jordan-Hare Stadium – Auburn
Catch a game this fall at the nation’s 10th largest on-campus stadium. Home to the Auburn Tigers, this stadium seats 87,451— more than 75,000 season tickets have been sold to Auburn football home games each year for the last 18 years. Don’t forget to yell, “War Eagle!” when the Tigers make a touchdown!
Auburn Arena – Auburn
This arena seats over 9,000 and hosts the Auburn men’s and women’s basketball team games, as well as gymnastics events. The Jonathan B. Lovelace Museum & Hall of Honor is located on the concourse at the main entrance.
Check out the trendy spots in Downtown Auburn for dining, shopping, and hanging out. Choices for dining include Moe’s Barbecue, Little Italy, Taco Mama, and Acre. The Auburn Draft House offers a great selection of beer, and Quixote’s has drink specials and great music nightly.
Opelika Main Street
Downtown Opelika offers two breweries and one distillery, along with a variety of good eats and locally-owned shops with one-of-a-kind items. There’s always something going on in this area, from outdoor concerts to photo-ops with Santa.
Lee County Flea Market – Smiths Station
(334) 291-7780 • www.leecountyfleamarket.com
This weekend market has been in operation since 1988. There are over 250 vendor stations, as well as concession stands and restroom facilities. Plus, parking is free!
Surge Trampoline Park – Opelika
(334) 737-5599 • www.surgeadventureparks.com
This indoor air-conditioned park has wall-to wall-trampolines, a flying trapeze, a foam pit, trampoline dodgeball, basketball dunking lanes, and more. It’s a great way to have some fun and get moving with the whole family!
Toomer’s Corner and Toomer’s Drugs – Auburn
(334) 737-5599 • www.toomersdrugs.com
The intersection of Magnolia Avenue and College Street marks the transition from downtown Auburn to the university campus and is known as Toomer’s Corner. Anytime Auburn scores a win, toilet paper can be found hanging from the trees at Toomer’s Corner— it’s a community tradition. Toomer’s Drugs is located on the northeast corner of the intersection and has been an Auburn landmark for over 115 years. Stop in for a glass of their famous lemonade or a hand-scooped ice cream cone!
Good Times Bowling – Auburn
(334) 539-3131 • www.goodtimesbowling.com
Bowl a few frames, try your hand at 30+ arcade games, or maybe even attempt an Escape Room at Good Times Bowling. Try their pizza, burgers, and wings, or a tall drink from their full bar. Packages are available for parties and large groups.
Tiger Trail – Auburn
(334) 887-7011 • www.facebook.com/tigertrailofauburn
Lining the sidewalks of downtown Auburn, the Tiger Trail honors outstanding Auburn University athletes, coaches, and administrators.
Auburn Community Orchestra
Facebook: Auburn Community Orchestra
This community symphony group puts on several performances each year, contributing to the area’s rich arts community